Displacement of sugar triflates with c-nucleophiles: D-glucopyranose and d-ribofuranose chain extension and functionalization

Q. Shen, D. G. Sloss, David B Berkowitz

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Treatment of methyl 4-O-benzyl-2,3-di-O-methoxymethyl-6-0-trifluoromethanesulfonyl-a-D-glucopyranoside 1 or 3-O-benzyl 1,2-0-isopropylidene-5-O-trifluoromethenesulfonyl-a-D-ribofuranoside 2 with a variety of functionalized C-nucleophiles in THF/HMPA leads to the corresponding chain-extended sugars in very good to excellent yields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1519-1530
Number of pages12
JournalSynthetic Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1994


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